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PBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
's so many urgent problems to solve (applause). >> warner: back in washington, there were mixed signals on the prospects for bipartisan progress. lawmakers from both parties agreed with the focus on creating jobs but not on the best way to do it. >> the president and i agree on the need to meet in the middle to find bipartisan agreement to grow jobs. >> warner: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell was on the floor earlier declaring he was ready to work with the president. >> we know increased american energy without a new national energy tax will grow good jobs. we know that increasing markets for our farmers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers overseas through trade agreements will grow good jobs. we can get these done and i hope the president will join us in calling on the majority to bring these issues to the floor here in the senate. >> reporter: and democrats promised to roll out a new jobs agenda within the week. >> the three top issues on our agenda this year are jobs, jobs, and jobs. neither party can afford to overlook this issue or it will be seen as obstructing on it. if eith
PBS
Jan 20, 2010 6:00pm EST
victory. >> i bet they can hear this cheering all the way in washington, d.c.! ( applause ) >> ifill: brown's definitive victory over state attorney general martha coakley left senate democrats with 59 votes. that's one short of the super- majority the party's used to get key bills passed. and it instantly raised questions about the fate of health care reform legislation. brown campaigned against the democratic health care bills. he argued they would pose an unfair burden on massachusetts, which already has its own health care system. this morning, the senator-elect said what he opposes is washington's approach to health care. >> i think it's important for everyone to get some sort form of health care. so, to offer a basic plan for everybody, i think, is important. it's just a question of whether we're going to raise taxes, we're going to cut half a trillion from medicare, affect veterans' care. i think we can do it better. >> ifill: republicans declared voters sent a clear message in yesterday-- that democrats need to slow down. >> i'm convinced now that no gamesmanship will be play
PBS
Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
dorgan, of north dakota, did the same. gwen ifill has the story. >> ifill: after 35 years in washington, senator dodd went home today to connecticut, to announce his decision not to run again. >> there are moments for each elected public official, to step aside, and let someone else step up. this is my moment to step aside. >> ifill: at 66, dodd is chairman of the senate banking committee. but 2009 was a long year for him, and his reelection prospects had recently grown shaky. >> i lost a beloved sister in july and in august, ted kennedy. i battled cancer over the summer, and in the midst of all of this, i found myself in the toughest political shape of my career. none of these events or circumstances, either individually or collectively is the cause of my decision not to seek relection. yet together, these challenges have given me pause to take stock and to ask questions that too few of us in elected public life ever do. why am i running? >> ifill: news of dodd's decision came on the heels of senator dorgan's statement that he plans to retire, too. like dodd, he was facing a potentiall
PBS
Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
in pakistan today, and said they've been tortured. the men-- all young muslims from the washington, d.c., area-- have been in custody since december on suspicion of planning attacks inside pakistan. as their prison van drove by reporters, they shouted, "we're being tortured." prison officials and police refuted those claims. the president of ukraine, victor yushchenko, was eliminated from that country's presidential contest over the weekend. he was one of the architects of the so-called "orange revolution" five years ago, but won only 5% in the first round of voting. opposition leader viktor yanukovich, who lost the presidency to yuschenko in 2005, had the lead. his closest challenger was prime minister and orange heroine yulia tymoshenko. they will face each other in a runoff set for february 7. in chile, sunday's presidential election brought the first political shift to the right since general augusto pinochet's dictatorship ended in 1990. sebastian pinera, a billionaire conservative, won almost 52% of the runoff vote. his supporters rallied in streets across the country. pinera campaigned
PBS
Jan 29, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> i bit. everyone was sort of charged up about it. all of washington is actually very excited about it. people were thrilled. i mean, and democrats were very thrilled. the president's naturally going to dominate an event like that. he's got the podium. they are just holding handhelds. but republicans were thrilled too. i spoke to a bunch of republicans who were there afterwards and people who are-- . >> lehrer: what did they say. >> they were happy. they said he said all along we don't have plans but over and over again he acknowledged yeah, we do have alternatives, we've been offering them. so they acknowledged that he got most of the time, he did very well. but they were thrilled that they got some points across. and they were thrilled by the exchange. and i think americans will be thrilled by the exchange, to the extent they see it and will it lead to a mass depolarization, not exactly, obviously. and you know, there are fundamental differences on manys like health care there are just different approaches. but i think one of the things the president did very well is list a whole ser
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
preoccupied official washington from the white house on down. president obama managed to get through to haiti's president rene preval on the telephone this morning. >> i pledged america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti in the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief, and in the long-term effort to rebuild. >> holman: for now, severe damage to the port-au-prince harbor made airlifts the only reliable way to get the aid onshore. and helicopters from the newly arrived u.s. navy aircraft carrier "carl vinson" ferried in their first relief supplies today. but the city's badly damaged airport remained a bottleneck. with the control tower disabled, the u.s. military officially took over takeoffs and landings today. these soldiers from the 82nd airborne division shipped out yesterday, but did not set down until late last night, after waiting hours to be cleared to land. in washington, the growing desperation in haiti intensified the focus on the pentagon's efforts to get the aid operation into high gear. u.s. military leaders said today there could be 10,000 a
PBS
Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
washington does every speech. it becomes a speech of the lifetime. no doubt it's an important speech and it's an important speech because americans have been through a very difficult time and they're looking for a sense of what the future will hold. the president is going to talk about where we've been and where we're going and how we create jobs in this country that pay well, see wages grow, and secure the middle class again after this very difficult period we've been through. >> ifill: the president is expected to call for a three-year spending-- freeze on some domestic spending, and, yet also for an increase in education spending. how do you balance all that out? >> just like any family or business does, gwen. everybody in hard times has to make choices. you have to prioritize. you have to do without the things you can do without in order to pay for the things do you. education has to be a priority for this country because it's so much tied to the quality of life that our young people will live, and also the competitiveness of our country. so we have to make those investments. but we're
PBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
his death. thousands rallied in washington in the annual "march for life". it was the 37th anniversary of the supreme court decision of roe v. wade that legalized abortion. the anti-abortion crowd rallied at the white house, and then moved on to the supreme court. a handful of abortion rights supporters were also present. downpours eased today as the latest pacific storm moved out of southern california. the risk for mudslides and flooding remained, especially for residents in the foothills of the san gabriel mountains. a state of emergency was declared in five counties after nearly ten inches of rain this week. still, local officials said many evacuation orders in los angeles county will soon be lifted. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what you'll find tonight on the newshour's web site. but for now, back to jim. >> lehrer: and still to come on the newshour: shields and brooks; and who's in charge of the internet? that follows a rundown of a remarkable few days in politics. judy woodruff has the story. ( cheers and appl
WETA
Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
.s. contractors to washington for a tri for a crime allegedly coited in a war zone. and baghd, people in iraq have reay wanted to know w is this going to play out. how is the u.s. dicial system going to hale this case? are we going to get stice? so judge ricardo you arebina led today. what did he say. he w the he sense the ruli and what reasons did he give for it? >> he threw out the tire case. he dmissed the indictment againsall five member. and the reason was he basically said that prosecutors ossed the line. and theyishandled eviden. whatappened is after the shooting, the state departmentame in and said to the conactors, we want to know what happened. tell uwhat happened. and as pt of -- as part of their contct they have to tell the state departmt. but that is a --n legal tes a coerced statement. th're required to give it and so as part of e deal, yogive us a statement about what hapns, we'll use it for our intnal investigatn and we won't use those stements in any crimin prosecution. t what happened was those statements were us in the criminal case. they were usedo underpin search warrant, the
PBS
Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
. there a continuing debate here in washington about what to do and whether to do anything. >> yeah. so i know you all have had on the show carmen reinhart and ken rogoff who has written a book about the history of financial crises and it shows on average unemployment rises for four to five years after a financial crisis. that would take us to 2011 or 2012. the reason people think it will not raise for that long is, in fact, this aggressive response, this big stimulus package, the federal reserve move. nd so there is wide agreement, not unanimous but wide agreement that government policy has helped soften the downturn. the problem is at this point we're not going to get another huge stimulus package. we probably shouldn't get another huge stimulus package given the deficit fears that a lot of people have. so the responses the government will have at this point are muted. >> reporter: the president today had a targeted green job. >> the targeted green jobs which really isn't that big, right. we're talking about at most i think he said tens of thousands of jobs. and that is relative to what we've got in
PBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:00pm EST
. the nation's $1.4 trillion deficit was topic number one in washington today. president obama is planning to call for a three-year freeze on some government spending. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: the senate rejected a plan to create a bipartisan panel to tackle the deficit. we'll talk to senators kent conrad and judd gregg. >> ifill: then, how are the policy debates in washington affecting the political debates leading up to the midterm elections. >> woodruff: paul solman takes a real estate tour in atlanta with two experts on housing prices. >> there's reasons to believe it will stay down and there are reasons to believe it's going to come back. that's why you economists drive people crazy. you do understand that. >> absolutely. >> ifill: ray suarez has the story of american doctors and nurses helping to rebuild haiti's shattered health care system. and the obama administration gets an "f" for its ability to respond to a biological attack. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: bank of ame
WETA
Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
, who reports on politicfor the "washington post." amy, different men, differen states, differenreasons? >> different reasons , both have been there a very long time. they wereoth were looking at competitive races and bothaid wh, it's time to go out on top. i think it's interesting , too, en you look at where these reoning compelatively, in the dorgan situation youook a seat that waseally not on the table-at least not yet coo and put at basically into what i would say rit now is a lean republican column. and the take the other and put it in aore safely democratic column. theyssentially swapped out each other. ere's a psychological toll i takes. we can talk structurally whait means, althougthere are more democraticeats in danger than republicans. fundamentally, whadoes this say to other democrats, hoe and senate-- but mtly in the use-- who may be looking at what ty want to do in 2010 as well. ey see two longtime, well-rpected members saying it's n really worth it for me to come back. do they want to comeack thselves? >> ifill: chris, perhapsy favorite line in chrisodd's announceme today
PBS
Jan 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
administration. "the washington post" reported it took place between 2002 and 2006. it said the f.b.i. sometimes invoked emergencies that did not exist. the agency said again today the practice involved records of incoming and outgoing calls, and not their actual content. the u.s. supreme court has refused to close two shipping locks near chicago to keep asian carp out of the great lakes. the state of michigan asked for an injunction. it warned the carp will wipe out native fish if they reach the lakes from the mississippi river watershed. illinois and the federal government warned an injunction would damage the shipping business. the u.s. army corps of engineers is considering long-term action, and the case may yet return to the high court. the los angeles city council gave initial approval today to close hundreds of dispensaries for medical marijuana. there are now more than 1,000 places where marijuana is available in los angeles. that is more than all the starbucks coffee shops and public schools in the city. the ordinance voted on today would limit the marijuana shops to 70. a final vote co
PBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
suspects, and new threats kept western embassies closed in yemen. president obama flew back to washington from hawaii today amid reports that dozens of new names are now on a list barred from flying into the u.s. umar farouk abdulmutallab of nigeria was not on the no-fly list before he allegedly tried to blow up northwest flight 253 on christmas day. the president ordered reviews of the list after the failed bombing. and shortly after his return to the white house today he met with john brennan, his top counterterror advisor, for an update. mr. obama had already said over the weekend that militants in yemen were directly linked to abdulmutallab. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group al qaeda in the arabian peninsula trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him. >> woodruff: the u.s. and british embassies remain closed after that same al qaeda off-shoot issued new threats on sunday. other western embassies curtailed activity. and yemeny security forces killed two militants in a raid outside the capital. back in washington, secretary o
PBS
Jan 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
an incident at the verizon center in washington, d.c. arenas has admitted to bringing hand guns into the washington wizards team locker room, a violation of league policy and, possibly, of d.c. law. but he and teammate javaris crittenton deny they actually pulled guns on each other in a disagreement over a gambling debt. the n.b.a. and the wizards initially refrained from taking any action as they waited for criminal investigations to be completed. but on tuesday, commissioner david stern suspended arenas indefinitely and without pay. in a statement, he said: >> brown: the "ongoing conduct" referred to a series of events. on new year's day, arenas wrote on his twitter page: "i wake up this morning and seen i was the new john wayne." then on tuesday of this week, arenas joked about commissioner stern: >> who do you fear more, stern or the actual authorities? >> i mean, stern is... is... mean... ( laughs ) but, uh... >> reporter: that same night, arenas was photographed pointing his fingers-- as if they were guns-- at his teammates before a game in philadelphia. the arenas story i
PBS
Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
a series of hurricanes and tropical storms in 2008 that killed more than 800 people. in washington today, president obama pledged u.s. "unwavering" support. >> with just a few hundred miles of ocean between us and a long history that binds us together, haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. our thoughts and prayers are also with the many haitian- americans around our country, who do not yet know the fate of their families and loved ones back home. >> woodruff: from miami to new york and elsewhere, haitian- americans began gathering last night to wait for news. >> no, i only got a busy sound. >> woodruff: some tried in vain to reach families all night. >> i have a lot of sisters there, and i went over there in july to spend time with them. i don't know if i will have a chance to see them again. >> woodruff: in miami's little haiti section this morning, a mass for the earthquake victims was held at the cathedral of st. mary. the disaster affected all, from everyday people to community leaders, including phillip brutus, the first haitian american elected to the state l
WETA
Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
in concord at 12: this morning. >> indescrible, amazing, the best feeli ever. >> senivasan: in washington, dc, lawmakers are atteting to decrease wte. >> i tnk it's a great idea. they should have done th a long timago. >> sreenivan: shoppers who took home their puhases in astic bags last year now hav to pay 5 cents f each one or use their own reusle bags. >> it's pretty goo but they shouldave gave us a little bit more notice. i mean, sometimes people fort to bring a b with them. i know i do. >> sreenivasan: it's t first major cityn the country to impose such a surcrge. the fees wilgo to a fund to ean up the city's anacostia river. >> ultimately everody has to pay for that, as the cittrolls anbrings the garbage out. so, i actually think is really smarto do this. >> sreenivasan: hundredsf other ate laws including an end to dog racg in massachusetts and a baon selling toguns in arkansas also took effect. those are some of the day'main stories. i'll be backt the end of the program with a preview of wh you'll find tonit on the newshour website. t for now back to jeff. >> brown: and still to come t
WETA
Jan 5, 2010 7:00pm EST
to send a ash cable to washington saying we've got to something abt this guy.ç >> lehrer: y agree that things are goi to happen, mr. tton? do you agree they'll bthe ght things. >>hings will happen. i think e point about this case was the bomber bacally had visa. it's n too difficult to# and pull him o. >> lehrer: let me stop y there. it really isn't.ç there are data banks within the u. government that has the na of everybody who has a vi, right? >> exactly. if youet some report there'snotk while you can check. you can be safe rath than sorry. i'm surprised th didn't do that. one of the dangersf the rrent situation though is we're moving towards fusing on the aviation sector. at's where theç recent even have occred. we're trying to stop feign nationals coming io the countrwho are undesirable. the gÑv is you can get comacent about domestic terrorism in manplaces outside of america, theç standard thod of terrorism is noto attack the aiine. obviously enish. have bombs on theç metro syst. we have the situatioin tokyo where wead gas pumped into subway systems. i thinkw3 the tua
WETA
Jan 8, 2010 7:00pm EST
studies in washington. >> there were information aring restrictions in some regards to what vels of information coulbe shared with otr entities that didn't have the perceived ne to know. it madcommunicating very, very difficult. >> woodruff: but after 91, a new department of holand security w created, combining 22 agencies. then, the 9/11 commissio pinpointed a lack of intelligence sharing, ading to a furthesweeping reorganization. the centerpiece came in 20, when preside bush signed the intelligence reform and rrorism prevention act into law. it created the directoof national intelligence, aost now held by dennis blair, channel l intelligence-related information to the predent. thdirector would get his information from a new natiol counter-terrorism cent, or n.c.t.c., acting as a centl repository for all-soue intelligence ointernational teorism. 16 separate agencies and partments now feed informati to the n.c.t.c., includi the c.i.a., the defense intelligce agency, d the national security agency. the goal of the center, whh president obama visited in tober, is to increase commun
PBS
Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
later in the day. in washington, president obama called the haiti crisis a moment for american leadership. he announced an initial installment of $100 million in help for the country. >> this will mean more of the lifesaving equipment, food, water and medicine that will be needed. this investment will grow over the coming year as we embark on the long-term recovery from this unimaginable tragedy. >> reporter: the first wave of the u.s. effort involved a detachment of some 100 soldiers from the army's 82nd airborne division. they left fort bragg, north carolina today. their main task is to prepare for the arrival friday of more than 800 other u.s. military personnel. and thousands of additional u.s. troops are expected to head to haiti in the coming days. at the same time, the president warned a relief effort of this magnitude will not happen all at once. >> even as we move as quickly as possible, it will take hours, and in many cases days, to get all of our people and resources on the ground. >> reporter: underscoring the u.s. commitment, secretary of state hillary clinton cut
WETA
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
to washington. bushe acknowledged huge lostical hurdl facing the relief mission. >> when you' on the ground and see the roads that are tally impassiblean airport that was knocked out of commiion, no air traffic control, ting to piece together thetep-by-step patient work that is nessary to minimize the loss of th life and to try to g people ba into some semblance of normalcy is just very hard. reporter: some civilian tea already were in action including a search and rescu squad from frfax, virginia. its members rived late last night and immediaty began to assess theamage. >>he ride here was devastating,arly this morning, obviously, we had e first chance to see what was hapning over the whole entire this se of the entire country and was amazing. >> reporter: despite the logistical problems, british scuers were expected tarrive today. packed boxes of aid sulies for the viims. prime minister gorn brown. >> i can say that ou64 firefighters, whwere flown out urgently with the he of gatwick airport being en for that to happen, gether with 10 tons of lifting eqpment to lp, and search and rescue do
PBS
Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
chase told a washington conference on monday, quote, i'm getting tired of the constant vilification. this is not a casino. still, the issue won't go away. the federal deposit insurance corporation said today that it may impose higher premiums on banks to discourage risky lending and investments. the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply to costs associated with the so- called tarp program. all told, the federal reserve and the government committed several trillion dollars to the financial system at the height of the crisis. so what, if anything, should be done about the banks? we get two views. bert ely is a banking industry consultant who runs his own firm in northern virginia. and felix salmon is the finance blogger for thomson reuters. previously he worked for roubini global economics. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. bert ely, to you first. what is your understanding of what form any tax or fee would take? >> well, this is all very big at this point in time, but it could be either a t
WETA
Jan 12, 2010 7:00pm EST
lastear. and needed a bailout from washington. th brought government leaders like hou speaker nancy pelosi tthe show floor to see what the industry i ying to do to turn itself around. even though the u.s. lost it title lastear as the largest yer of vehicles to china, it still remains an important market for manufacture. so they're racg to build more fuel-efcient products americans will want d can afford. ford has perhaps the best advantage with the focus. it's already been hit with consumers and gets aace-lift next year. the new focus ll have a new twliter engine that offers more hsepower than the currt model and should have better fuel economy. manufacturers don't estima fuelconomy on a vehicle until it's ready to come to market. ford admits oiding a government bailo has helped it attra customers away from g.m. and chrysler. but presidt of the america's mark fies thinks product has more to with the company success. >> at the end of the d customers are going to buyur pruct not because we didn't take goverent money, it's because when they look at ou products, the value, the design,
PBS
Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
of state hillary clinton took on internet censorship today. in a washington speech, she singled out china and several other countries. she said they have put up barriers to portions of the web, and censored words, names and phrases in search results. >> countries that censor news and information must recognize that from an economic standpoint, there is no distinction between censoring political speech and commercial speech. if businesses in your nations are denied access to either type of information, it will inevitably impact on growth. >> sreenivasan: clinton urged chinese officials to investigate recent cyber attacks on google's e-mail accounts. the chinese government insisted it's treating the issue as a business dispute with google and not a political matter that affects ties with the u.s. in pakistan, military officials announced they will hold off launching new offensives against militants for up to a year. they said they need to consolidate the gains made since last spring. the announcement came during a visit by u.s. defense secretary robert gates. he met with prime minister yusu
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